Thanks Bench Marks, you tell a bad story well

WE HAVE got to be grateful for organisations like Bench Marks Foundation. Whether or not we enjoy their special breed of gloom and misery mongering that makes o... Read Story


Most land claimants do not want to be farmers

If one is to believe the government’s pronouncements on the “land issue” then land hunger is acute among South Africa’s African populati... Read Story

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Rating agency did the dirty on Capitec

There must be a mechanism somewhere that can be used to hold ratings agencies to account.

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Opinion: Bosses must take blame for bad economy
July 11 2014 at 05:16

The bosses, the capitalist politicians of the ANC and the DA, and the media, are howling at metalworkers and denouncing them for going on strike.

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Advocacy groups love workers but earn more
July 11 2014 at 05:07

The wondrous ability of intellectuals to glamourise the “worker” was a major characteristic of the 19th and 20th centuries. Karl Marx was a prime example of the type, having spent a lifetime getting as far from... Read Story

Stinging invective about strikes and the economy
July 11 2014 at 05:08

IT IS not often that newspapers admit to knowingly publishing tedious claptrap, so mark this down as one of those rare moments for Business Report. Turn to page 18 of today’s edition and thoughtfully examine the argu... Read Story

Limb loss: setback or opportunity
July 10 2014 at 05:05

This week’s leadership interview on Leadership Platform was with Natalie du Toit.

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Unions take action over Telkom retrenchment plan
July 10 2014 at 05:03

Trouble is brewing at Telkom. The trade unions operating at the multibillion-rand fixed mobile operator are going to approach the courts to try and reverse the company’s move to retrench 2 635 workers.

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Pros and cons of chicken imports are under debate
July 10 2014 at 05:06

From today, anti-dumping duties will kick in on frozen bone-in chicken imported from Germany, the Netherlands and the UK after the SA Poultry Association successfully brought an application to the International Trade Admin... Read Story

Halving key measures can unlock more mines
July 9 2014 at 05:09

There is a general perception that the large, rich deposits in easy terrains in friendly, politically stable and accommodating jurisdictions have all been found.

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Innovation needed in flightless SA poultry industry
July 9 2014 at 04:59

The SA Poultry Association has done it again. This time the embattled, tight-knit poultry industry has managed to block EU imports, thanks to its cosy relationship with the International Trade Administration Commission. Read Story

Music stores must inject creativity or disappear
July 8 2014 at 05:10

With the news that one of South Africa’s premier music chain stores, Look & Listen, has filed for business rescue, given the unprofitability of 14 of its 19 stores, it is opportune to reflect on the misfortunes o... Read Story

Makhura’s foray keeps e-tolls saga blundering on
July 8 2014 at 05:04

If the all-consuming squabble over e-tolls has been driving you to distraction, you may want to make plans to leave the country for a few months because the next chapter of this never-ending story is about to start.

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